Weekly update from Chancellor Jones (March 12)

We are sharing revised COVID-19 testing requirements for graduate students. Graduate students who are not coming to campus are no longer required to test, with the exception of graduate students living in University Housing, including Orchard Downs, Ashton Woods and Goodwin-Green. All graduate students who are coming to campus for any reason must continue to… Continue Reading

Weekly update from Chancellor Jones (March 5)

We are sharing exciting news about our saliva-based COVID-19 test. The University of Illinois System received emergency use authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the innovative saliva-based COVID-19 test. We are updating our university community on COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7. The university has been working closely with the Champaign-Urbana Public Health… Continue Reading

Massmail: Fall 2021 instruction and registration

Departments and colleges are currently developing the Fall 2021 class schedule. We expect the schedule to be available to view on Monday, April 5. Registration for continuing students for the Fall 2021 semester will begin on Monday, April 19. View the full message to students.

Update on COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7

The university has been working closely with the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) to monitor local cases of a new COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) variant known as B.1.1.7.  View the full message to students, faculty and staff.

Weekly Update from Chancellor Jones (Week of Feb. 22)

We have updated our COVID-19 dashboard to further enhance transparency. The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign COVID-19 dashboard now includes even more data points and greater detail. We are reminding our university community to maintain their regular testing schedule and follow COVID-19 safety protocols. Continue to check the testing locations page or your Safer Illinois app… Continue Reading

Massmail: Guidance for non-instruction days

Wednesday, Feb. 17 is the first of three non-instruction days in the modified Spring 2021 academic calendar. As a reminder, non-instruction days are to be left entirely free of any mandatory course obligations. These days are intended to provide important and necessary breaks for our students. View the full message.

Weekly update from Chancellor Jones (Week of Feb. 8)

We are extending course drop deadlines and offering additional grading options for the Spring 2021 semester. In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and with approval by the Academic Senate, we are implementing academic policy modifications effective immediately for the Spring 2021 semester. This includes extended drop deadlines and Pass COVID/No Pass COVID grade mode options. … Continue Reading

Weekly Update from Chancellor Jones (Week of Feb. 1)

We are reminding students to participate in essential activities only until at least Feb 8. For the first several weeks of the semester, students should limit their in-person interactions to only the most essential activities. The target date for lifting essential activities only is Monday, Feb. 8 but it could be sooner or later depending… Continue Reading

Vaccines available for select in-person employees

CUPHD has announced that COVID-19 vaccine appointments are now available for select in-person higher education employees. Eligible employees will receive a separate email with additional information. Eligibility for select in-person higher education employees include: In-person employees at the Childhood Development Lab In-person employees at University High School In-person employees at University Primary School In-person employees at Orchard… Continue Reading